The teen driver

Gary A. Smith, Carl R. Baum, M. Denise Dowd, Dennis R. Durbin, H. Garry Gardner, Robert D. Sege, Michael S. Turner, Jeffrey C. Weiss, Joseph L. Wright, Ruth A. Brenner, Stephanie Bryn, Julie Gilchrist, Jonathan D. Midgett, Alexander Sinclair, Lynne J. Warda, Rebecca Levin-Goodman, Joanthan D. Klein, Michelle S. Barratt, Margaret J. Blythe, Paula K. BravermanAngela Diaz, David S. Rosen, Charles J. Wibbelsman, Miriam Kaufman, Marc R. Laufer, Benjamin Shain, Karen Smith

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Motor vehicle-related injuries to adolescents continue to be of paramount importance to society. Since the original policy statement on the teenaged driver was published in 1996, there have been substantial changes in many state laws and much new research on this topic. There is a need to provide pediatricians with up-to-date information and materials to facilitate appropriate counseling and anticipatory guidance. This statement describes why teenagers are at greater risk of motor vehicle-related injuries, suggests topics suitable for office-based counseling, describes innovative programs, and proposes preventive interventions for pediatricians, parents, legislators, educators, and other child advocates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2570-2581
Number of pages12
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Adolescent
  • Car
  • Graduated driver licensing
  • Teen driver


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